day was born

day was born
november 2013

The Estuary Man by KK, when the estuary came ashore

the riches
were not
hard metal
nor cloth
spun of
clasped with
such riches
were never
in my grasp
in place
there were
there are
skies of touch
along the body
the tokens of
the dear ones
a photo of a
face so much
less than the face
you knew
face known
stem of morning
trunk of evening
branching into
like a good
shipmate only
wish to share
whatever’s in
the full kit
on a voyage
in sand and
fluted gale
on the day
i was born
wish myself
to just
dig deeper
love more
until the sands
breathe into
on the
breathe onward
in the swell.

Copyright © 2021 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music is from a recording by Evgeny Kissin of Mikhail Glinka’s  ‘The Lark’, written originally for voice and piano and transcribed for piano by Russian composer  Mily Balakirev.

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